February 03, 2023

Nodaway Valley competes at large group speech

Nodaway Valley took six events to a district large group speech contest held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Creston High School. Of the six events, Radio News, Readers Theater and One Act Play were recipients of Division II ratings. Two Musical Theater groups and one Improvisation group received Division I ratings, which advances them to the state contest Saturday, Feb. 4 at Waukee. Students participating were, (front) from left, Taylor Van Otterloo, Amber Breece, Haisley Zoubek, Ashlyn Beaman, Kaiden Shoemaker, Christian Putney and Jacob Fry; second row: Dalanie Brown, Hope Kading, Brenna Mahoney, Ally Pickrell, Carli Stuva, Ellie Brewer, Kayden Siegwarth and Caroline Britten; back row: Ben Piearson, Malachi Broers, Jaxson Stringer, Jack Jensen, Ben Hoover, Addie Stringer, Megan McCall, Chloe Rardin, Lea Stonebraker and Taylor Meisenheimer. The group is coached by Lauren Huff, assisted by Sam Grubisich and volunteer assistant Brenda Plymesser.